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a tidal gravity

graphite and eraser on wall surface / 16 hour durational drawing | 9.5' x 26' (2016)

For this 16-hour durational work, made directly on the wall of Montserrat College of Art's Gallery, the wall surface was first hand-buffed with powdered graphite. The layer of graphite created a dark ground from which to work while highlighting the wall's textured surface— the layers of patch and paint that have accumulated over the years were illuminated by the addition of the leaden darkness of the graphite. Over the remainder of the 16 hours, working through the night, the drawing was made by erasing the graphite, an arcing gestural mark was repeated using both hands. The resulting sense of depth and space is a product of this repetition.